Harry Kane is now preparing for the biggest game of his career, but that has not stopped him taking time out of his day to make one young fan's week.
The former West Ham player said one big difference was that while his generation knew little about the fervour in the country during the tournament, today's players keep in touch through social media.
However, it is England that are now the second favourite team to win the World Cup this year and as such that match is possibly going to go the way of an England win if you look at the way that Croatia did have to battle when they beat Russian Federation yesterday!
The video has now made it to England's training base outside St Petersburg in Russian Federation where Gareth Southgate's team are preparing for their biggest game for 12 years. But her husband has made plans if England reach the final - with the couple both believing the World Cup is heading home.
He was unable to walk and talk before his treatment but a week ago he spoke for the first time since his illness to say all he wanted was the World Cup when the treatment was over.
"I think you can see that in the way that we play, the way that we fight for each other".
Dele Alli has said that he takes great pride from the fact that England's run deep into the World Cup is helping to reunite the nation back home. I don't really ever get nervous anyway.
Three of England's goals have come from the penalty spot, all converted by Kane, and the team won a penalty shootout for the first time at a World Cup to beat Colombia. "We're hungry, we want more", he added.
"But when it happens like that you have to make sure you are still benefiting the team and helping them as much as you can, off the ball".
To be fair to Maguire, he hasn't got better.